Sabine River Authority grants $10,000 to Liberty City WSC

Sabine River Authority board members Mac Abney (right) and Laurie Woloszyn (second from left) present a $10,000 check to Liberty City Water Supply Corporation General Manager Timothy Fulgham and board member

Vickie Raymond.

The Sabine River Authority of Texas (SRA) was pleased to award the Liberty City Water Supply Corporation (WSC) a Community Assistance Program Grant on August 1st as part of SRA’s Fiscal Year 2019 Economic Development Initiative.

The $10,000 check will be used to assist the WSC to purchase a specialized video camera. David Montagne, SRA’s Executive Vice-President and General Manager, in a letter to the WSC, wrote “the WSC’s project to purchase a specialized video camera to help identify leaks and other problems in the WSC’s collection system is an initiative that SRA supports in its efforts to improve water and wastewater systems throughout the basin” and “SRA looks forward to working with the WSC in the future as we continue to focus on increasing the economic vitality of the Sabine River Basin.”

Funds provided for the Community Assistance Grant Program must fall within four project categories, which include 1) Water Supply; 2) Wastewater Management; 3) Water Conservation; and 4) Water Quality and most are limited to $10,000 per project. Funds for the grant to the Liberty City WSC were approved by SRA’s Board of Directors in July 2019.

In order to be eligible for the Community Assistance Program, applicants should be a governmental entity, district, or a non-profit, member-owned water supply corporation or sewer service corporation and located within the Sabine River Basin of Texas. Water resource projects should be consistent with the statutory mission of SRA. Created as a conservation and reclamation district in 1949, responsibilities of the SRA are to control, store, preserve and distribute the waters of the Sabine River and its tributary system for useful purposes.

The Sabine River Basin covers a large portion of East Texas with a population of over 551,000 in all or part of 21 counties according to U.S. 2010 Census figures. A large portion of that area is rural in nature.

For more information about SRA’s Community Assistance Program, contact Mary Vann at (409) 746-2192 or email: cap@sratx.org.

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